Digital Citizenship

Eric Harvie School Digital Citizenship Plan

This plan is one component of the CBE Digital Citizenship Process. Schools must complete this plan:

This plan guides our work in the following areas:

1. Student Safety

Outcomes for student online safety include:

  • The school has an acceptable use policy (AUP) modeled on AR 1062 and Administrative Regulation 6005 - Student Code of Conduct has been communicated to students.
  • Appropriate Information and Communication Technology (ICT) outcomes relating to digital citizenship have been infused in core subjects that relate to student safety.
  • Consequences for inappropriate use have been communicated to students (through the Acceptable Use Policy).

At Eric Harvie School, the following provisions ensure student safety:

  • Eric Harvie School has developed and communicated an Responsible Use Policy to all students;
  • Teachers/staff will teach and review, on an ongoing basis, the Responsible Use Policy with students;
  • Teachers will infuse the appropriate ICT outcomes relating to digital citizenship and student safety into core subject areas;
  • Teachers will provide learning opportunities on identifying appropriate and useful information, from a variety of sources, as well as what to do if a student should come across something deemed inappropriate;
  • Students will be supervised while they are using any computer or device;
  • The use of the CBE Internet filter system to ensure students have access to appropriate websites.

Consequences for inappropriate use are determined on a case by case basis. School Administration, IT, and Parents will be in consultation regarding the consequences of student inappropriate behaviour

2. Student Learning

Student learning outcomes relating to digital citizenship include:

  • ICT outcomes relating to digital citizenship have been embedded in appropriate curricula. Click here to see the ICT Program of Studies.

At Eric Harvie School, the following provisions ensure student learning:

  • Learning tasks are designed to infuse technology as an essential and integral component of teaching and learning;
  • Technology is being embedded across all subject areas in a variety of ways to enhance learning;
  • Students will learn to evaluate the quality of material and information being accessed and used for learning purposes;
  • Provision of various forms of technology, including but not limited to desktop computers, laptop computers, mobile devices, digital cameras, document cameras, SMART Boards;
  • Education for teachers and students on how to effectively use the available technology.

3. Staff Professional Development

Staff professional development outcomes include:

  • Ongoing formal and informal sessions that educate staff on the use of specified technology in the classroom;
  • Establishment of a collaborative learning environment where all participants, teachers and students, have the opportunity to act as learners and teachers;
  • Participation in external and/or internal professional development opportunities;
  • Teachers will be a part of the process for assessing the potential impact of digital technologies on student learning;

Teachers will work collaboratively to build their capacity around infusing technology in a way that enhances an understanding of digital citizenship for students.

4. Student Owned Devices

Outcomes relating to student-owned devices include:

  • Students and staff are aware of their rights and responsibilities with regard to the use of student-owned devices in schools;
  • Students and staff are aware of how student-owned devices may enhance student learning;
  • Decisions on the use of student-owned devices will be conducted in consultation with students, their families, and school staff;
  • Issues relating to student-owned devices will be clearly articulated for students, their families, and staff. These include:
    • Keeping their devices in a secure location at all times;
    • Responsibility in case of loss, theft or damage;
    • Understanding of limited access to support;
  • Personal devices will be connected to the appropriate network and are subject to the CBE internet filter system.

5. Parent Communication

Outcomes relating to parent communication include:

  • The school has communicated information about the school’s digital citizenship plan and the Responsible Use Policy to families through a variety of means including the school website; newsletters; teacher blogs; and an information session regarding Digital Citizenship.
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​​​Digital Citizenship at the CBE

Digital citizenship is about using technology and participating in digital environments. It is key to helping our students learn to use available technology responsibly in the classroom and beyond. Our school has a Digital Citizenship Plan that is updated annually, addressing how we work to build a community where we live and work together as digital citizens.

Visit the CBE website to learn more about how we support students to develop online safety skills and be good digital citizens.​​​